By Lisa Meadows

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The American Lung Association released its “state of the air” report today and it didn’t bode well for Sacramento.

Sacramento ended up ranking fifth worst smog city in the nation.

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This has actually moved it up the list as last year it ranked as eighth.

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The reason for the poor rating is due to ozone. Even though the state of California has done a great job of reducing particulates in the air, the increase in temperatures due to climate change is the reason for increasing levels of ozone.

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We are taking the right strides against poor air quality, but we need to stay on track to continue to improve air quality in California.